A media Catch-22 in Afghanistan

LA Times:


A turnaround is crucial because military strategists believe they will not be able to get the additional troops they feel they need in coming months if they fail to show that their new approach is working, U.S. officials and advisors say.

If the new strategy is to increase the force to space ratio in Afghanistan by adding US and allied troops, how are they going to show that the new approach is working without the troops?

Obama has already failed to deliver the original number of troops requested. If he does so again it will make the war longer and bloodier, or he will give the Demcorats the excuse some are looking for for leaving. Of course that will allow the enemy to reconstitute and continue its war against us at ever higher costs in terms of terrorist attacks.


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